Author page: Chol

A History of Pleasure Grounds

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 BY CHOL THEATRE [Blog post by Lauren Ash] This Saturday 22nd September, history will be repeated as audience members witness scenes of a bygone era when a popular leisure industry of the past is brought to life. The leisure business expanded rapidly throughout the Victorian period as a variety of pleasure pursuits became accessible and available to the wider public. This change occurred…

Performers Required for an Exciting Community Project!

POSTED SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 BY CHOL THEATRE Performers Required for an Exciting Community Project! What?Sticklebacks & Swingboats – The Stories of Hope Bank Where?Honley Feast 2018 (Honley Cricket Club) Who?Volunteers aged 16+ who would like to either perform or assist backstage – no experience necessary! When?Sat 22nd September (see below for dates for taster sessions and rehearsals) A gorgeous piece of community theatre is coming to…

‘No Limits to Learning’

POSTED DECEMBER 7, 2017 BY CHOL THEATRE We are working with Hull 2017 City of Culture  on their ‘No Limits to Learning’ CPD project which aims to unleash the artist within every teacher through its innovative programme. Here’s a beautiful film they’ve put together about our work. For more information on the ‘No Limits’ project visit: https://www.hull2017.co.uk/guides/no-limits/

Imaginary What?!

Imaginary Communities? Funny name, what’s that about? Well, it’s actually about something that’s very real, a new set of drama techniques that are having a huge impact in schools in Yorkshire and beyond, enabling students and teachers to be more creative, engaged and empowered in their lessons. Developed by Chol’s Creative Projects Director Vicky Sawka, ‘Imaginary Communities’ is a set of tools…

I am a tight-rope walker

POSTED MAY 16, 2017 BY CHOL THEATRE I like to think of myself as a tight-rope walker; a trapeze artist leaping across societal lines and presumptions. For the better part of my life, I have struggled to find a comfortable place in a world that has painted invisible lines between people: gender, race, sexuality, nationality, religion. And it’s strange when you think about it. These…

Creative collaboration in the classroom, it’s magic!

POSTED DECEMBER 6, 2016 BY CHOL THEATRE Right, just ventured from our Viking Settlement, my character Eric, the Chief’s son, has been busy preparing for battle with our sworn enemy. I’ve been working with Chol since September, right from the start the children were engaged and excited to share their ideas.  They worked collaboratively, in a way that I have never seen before, to develop…

Half a Smile

Half a Smile We had a great time working in collaboration with the Oldham Coliseum on an inter-faith project with young people from the town. Together with Vicky and Balvinder Sopal, the group devised a piece of theatre, exploring what faith meant to them. “Why don’t people smile anymore?” This was the focus point of the piece, exploring how even half a…

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